Customs and Border Protection seized dozens of boxes of horse medications at US-Mexico border

The seized products
The seized products (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized dozens of boxes of horse medications and supplements at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week.

CBP officers at the El Paso port of entry seized the contraband items Thursday at approximately 12 p.m. when a U.S. citizen, 44, entered Texas from Mexico and declared vitamins.

Upon an inspection CBP officers found a large box containing a variety of prescription animal supplements and horse medications -- veterinary medications considered a class three narcotic steroid and prohibited from entry, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP officers seized the products and issued the man a $500 civil penalty.

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